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I have a moveable painless mass on top of my upper left side but toward the middle of my rib cage.?

I have a moveable painless mass on top of my upper left side but toward the middle of my rib cage.?

R/O LIPOMA: If the lump is on the rib cage and movable it is less worisome and may be a lipoma. You need a Ultrasound ito evaluate for /CYST/LIPOMA/less likely clot Please seek prompt evaluation for this issue if symptoms persist or worsen. Or other lesions develop ...Read more

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I just noticed a lump in between my first and second (from the top) rib cage on the right side. It does hurt, and when I lay down or breath.

See a physician: Feeling a lump is always scary. Often times it is from a benign process. Having said that it is important to see your doctor and have the mass evaluated and possibly imaged to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have been having almost constant pain in both sides of chest especially under bottom of rib cage in sternum and down around top part on both sides o?

I have been having almost constant pain in both sides of chest especially under bottom of rib cage in sternum and down around top part on both sides o?

More info?: Is it sharp or achy? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Any fevers? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Pulled muscle etc? Has anyone done any studies? Need a bit more info? Possible causes: gallbladder? Pneumonia? Ge issues? Muscle strain? Kidney? ...Read more

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Sharp pain and discomfort on my top right side of my rib cage below my right breast. Should I be concerned?

Sharp pain and discomfort on my top right side of my rib cage below my right breast. Should I be concerned?

Don't ignore: Although most causes of the type of pain you describe are not serious, in some cases this can represent something serious, like pneumonia or a blood clot. Of course there are signs and symptoms that make these possibilities more concerning, like fever or shortness of breath. A visit to your primary care provider will help to sort this out. High fever or severe difficulty breathing? Er visit. ...Read more

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My 5yrs old daughter complains of pains at the top left hand side of her rib cage. Please what could be the issue? Thank you

My 5yrs old daughter complains of pains at the top left hand side of her rib cage. Please what could be the issue? Thank you

Hard to say: If it is recurrent or persistent she needs to be seen. Common things that can cause that are a pulled muscle or gas trapped in the colon right there where the colon turns downward by the spleen which ids tucked up under the left side of the rib cage. If it concerns you then have her seen. ...Read more

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Could this be some kind of indigestion, I have never had any before? Pain right at base of rib cage on both sides runs thru the center to the top of the sternum, came on fast, not constant can be a 7 to 8 on the pain scale at times. Seems like a few times

The: The pain you are describing except for the pain in your ears is consistent with acid reflux. However heart issues (heart attack, angina) often presents in a similar way. For that reason, it is important to see your doctor. An ekg will be done to determine if the heart is involved. Other testing will be done based on what your doctor feels is the cause of your symptoms.
The pain in your ears may be reffered pain or could actually signify a problem in the ear. This will need to be investigated as well.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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Top left rib cage and left side abdomen feels heavy and tight, painful to bend over& rolling ball sensation, can't eat, shortness of breath?

Top left rib cage and left side abdomen feels heavy and tight, painful to bend over& rolling ball sensation, can't eat, shortness of breath?

Indigestion?: You are young so chances of serious heart conditions are lower. This could be indigestion, gas, asthma, or a virus in the ribcage. If you are in that much pain though, you should get checked out. ...Read more

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I have pain and soreness directly under the left breast near the top of the rib cage. I had a lumpectomy 4 years ago on the left side of breast just?

I have pain and soreness directly under the left breast near the top of the rib cage. I had a lumpectomy 4 years ago on the left side of breast just?

See a doctor: Pain in the rib cage can be due to costochondritis. This is an inflammation of the cartilage where the rib meets the sternum. If you press the spot does it hurt? If so it could be costochondritis. You mentioned a previous breast biopsy, did you have invasive breast cancer? If so all the more reason to see your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes pain in right side bottom of rib cage when coughing or pressing in that area?

What causes pain in right side bottom of rib cage when coughing or pressing in that area?

Pleuritic Chest Pain: Inflammation :of Lung and covering of Lungs called Pleura occurs mainly due to Viral infection any chest wall movement like Taking deep Breath/ Coughing/laughing can cause pain in certain part of chest.
Infection: Bronchitis causing muscle pull from repeated coughing lead to localized chest pain
Trauma: Fall or injury to can cause pain while pressing or coughing to a localized area ...Read more

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What could cause pain in right side of rib cage when I cough?

What could cause pain in right side of rib cage when I cough?

Ur cough may B due-: -2 pneumonia & pleurisy may B a czuse. Strain of the intercostal muscles can also B a cause. If Ur cough is productive & has gone on 4 a while, best 2 C Ur PCP 4 eval. ...Read more

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I am getting pain in right side rib cage from 2 years I can't sit what I have to do and why it's coming I don't know the reason?

I am getting pain in right side rib cage from 2 years I can't sit what I have to do and why it's coming I don't know the reason?

Unclear: If you have had recent trauma, cracked ribs can be diagnosed on ct scan and often times on x-ray also. If you are having pain under the right rib cage, it may be your gallbladder or liver. See a physician if your pain is persistent/severe. ...Read more

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Pain under my left breast and top of rib cage?

Pain under my left breast and top of rib cage?

Best advice anyone -: Can give you would be to get seen ; evaluated by your pcp. Getting anxious about it will not help, but make you more anxious.
Pain there could be from a number of reasons. Take some nsaids and see the response. But you must see your pcp urgently.
Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do if I have swelling under my left pectoral (top of rib cage). What could it be?

What to do if I have swelling under my left pectoral (top of rib cage). What could it be?

Muscle: You will get the best care in a long term relationship with a provider who knows you over time. Discuss this with that provider. ...Read more

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Need expert help. I am swollen just under my left pectoral top of rib cage what could it be?

Muscle: You will get the best care in a long term relationship with a provider who knows you over time. Discuss this with that provider. ...Read more

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Left top of rib cage severe cramp after laughing?

Side Stitch?: This sounds like a strain and spasm of the rib or intercostal muscles. ...Read more

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Pain in right side mid rib cage tender to touch in 1 main spot pain is getting worse by the day it seems, and it started with no injury 4 days ago?

Pain in right side mid rib cage tender to touch in 1 main spot pain is getting worse by the day it seems, and it started with no injury 4 days ago?

Here is one way to h: One way to handle is to take a couple of tylenols daily. If it is a muscular pain, it will go away. If there is something more serious going on inside in the chest, the pain will get worse. In that case you should go see your PCP and get a Chest X-rays done. This should show your lungs and any problem inside. ...Read more

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I'm 23yr female with fam history of cancer and I have a small hard lump with some pain on lower left rib cage that is movable. It goes from on top of rib cage to under bottom of it. Can u please help me?

I'm 23yr female with fam history of cancer and I have a small hard lump with some pain on lower left rib cage that is movable. It goes from on top of rib cage to under bottom of it. Can u please help me?

Sounds Like: It might be an EXOSTOSIS (small bony lump originating in one of your ribs) HOWEVER the only way to be totally re-assured is to visit your PCP (Primary Care Provider) for a "look see" and opinion!


Hope this is helpful/Good Luck
Dr Z ...Read more

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I have a lipoma in my back on top of rib cage (u/s done) could that have anything to do with the swelling I have in the rib/flank area now?

I have a lipoma in my back on top of rib cage (u/s done) could that have anything to do with the swelling I have in the rib/flank area now?

Lipmoa: Lipoma is a benign fatty lump that occurs under the skin & does not become cancerous. Is the swelling you feel at the same site as the lipoma? A lipoma can feel raised or lumpy and could cause a swelling feeling at the same site as the lipoma itself. ...Read more

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Pain in right side of abdomen right below where my rib cage ends. Had Cbc and ultrasound done over summer with no results. What's going on?

Many possibilities: Gallbladder (stones) or attack - cholecystitis, rib fracture or bruising (from sports), kidney issues, possibly problems with the liver or ovaries or the colon / intestines are all still possible. Depends on the characteristic of the pain & what seems to bring it on or alleviate it. Keep a 'pain diary' along with what you eat, & bring it to a doctor. Use HealthTap PRime if it's more convenient. GL ...Read more

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What is pain in right side of abdomen that seems to go around the back just below rib cage. Seems to get worse with certain foods/liquids w/fatigue.?

What is pain in right side of abdomen that seems to go around the back just below rib cage. Seems to get worse with certain foods/liquids w/fatigue.?

Any GI disease such-: -as reflux, ulcers, gall bladder or liver can cause the synptoms you have. See your PCP, be evaluated and follow his/her plan of treatment. ...Read more

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21 yr female having pain under my left breast near top of rib cage. Hurts to get in/out of bed. What could this be from and anything I can do to help?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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I have swelling under left breast on top of rib cage what could cause it?

I have swelling under left breast on top of rib cage what could cause it?

Must see doctor: Any breast swelling in the breast or near the breast need clinical examination, possible mammography and other tests including if needed a biopsy. See your doctor with out delay ...Read more

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I have extremely sharp pain in right side under rib cage and goes down to my hip bone also is going into my back. Started from back a few days ago.

I have extremely sharp pain in right side under rib cage and goes down to my hip bone also is going into my back. Started from back a few days ago.

Pinched nerve: This could represent a pinched nerve in the lower thoracic spine. Alternatively, the pain could be coming from your gallbladder, or some other abdominal pathology. I would recommend seeing a physician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I have pains in upper abdomen right at top of rib cage, also back ache?

I have pains in upper abdomen right at top of rib cage, also back ache?

Epigastric pain: This area can be the result of stomach issues like ulcer disease, possibly gallbladder issues or other upper abdomen diagnoses. See your primary doctor. He/she will want to know if the pain is related to eating (better or worse), if you significant amounts of alcohol or what the pain is. Is it burning, sharp, does it migrate, how long has the discomfort been going on, etc. See your doctor! ...Read more

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I have gas pain in right side under rib cage that started three days off and on. Worse after I eat. Relive after I burp but comes and goes.

I have gas pain in right side under rib cage that started three days off and on. Worse after I eat. Relive after I burp but comes and goes.

Right sided rib pain: Could be gastritis for which you could try over the counter ranitidine and or prevecid or could be gallbladder. Follow up with doc and consider ultrasound to check gallbladder. ...Read more

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Burning or stinging around top of rib cage. It happens, when I bend over, or when I cough, or sneeze, and feels tender to touch, but when I press, in that area, when bending, or coughing, or sneeze, I don't feel any, burning, or stinging.

Burning or stinging around top of rib cage. It happens, when I bend over, or when I cough, or sneeze, and feels tender to touch, but when I press, in that area, when bending, or coughing, or sneeze, I don't feel any, burning, or stinging.

Patients: Patients who have this symptom could have muscular irritation; nerve root irritation; or even a skin condition that is coming on such as shingles. Patients could try advil or tylenol (acetaminophen) to see if it helps. If the condition worsened, had other symptoms, or any rash, then it would be reasonable for the patient to consult their physician. ...Read more